Sussex County organizers are featuring a variety of Peace Week programming online to raise awareness and hope for peace in the community, the nation and the world. Highlighted programs start at 7 p.m. each night.
Belief as it Relates to Action for Peace, set for Monday, Oct. 5, features a panel of clergy including a rabbi, an imam and ministers. Panelists will address how each of their faiths relates to taking action for peace.
Seaside Jewish Community will host an interactive program, Stand Up for Justice: Tools for Confronting Bias, led by Anti-Defamation League professionals, Tuesday, Oct. 6. This workshop will address how individuals can transform their community and themselves into meaningful agents of change to improve relations among people.
Sisters Promoting Peace will be featured Wednesday, Oct. 7. Groups of women from different faiths will share their experiences in getting to know each other and the religions they practice in an effort to promote peace and understanding among all faiths.
Emergency to Emergence will be offered Thursday, Oct. 8. Rick Grier-Reynolds will facilitate this interactive program looking at the inequities the pandemic has exposed and how a more just society can emerge.
Help from the Heart, a collection of personal care items and food to benefit Love Inc.’s Code Purple shelters in Sussex County and Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry, will take place through Sunday, Oct. 11. Donations can be dropped off Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Seaside Jewish Community, and from 1 to 3 p.m., at Epworth United Methodist Church, both on Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth. Epworth UMC will also accept donations from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 6, and 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. For pickup of donated items, email firstname.lastname@example.org or PeaceWeekSussex@gmail.com.
For a full listing of programs and to register, go to peaceweekdelaware.org.